By madis senner
There is one truth--it flows like a river through time connecting all of humanity. Anyone professing another truth is a false prophet.
THE UNIVERSAL TRUTH FROM WHICH ALL BEGINS
Jesus called it the 'Golden Rule'. The Hindu's and Buddhists call it the law of Karma. The Talmud tells the story of a gentile who asked Rabbi Shamai to explain all of Judaism while standing on one foot. The Rabbi dismissed the gentile. The gentile then asked Rabbi Hillel who told him; 'What is hurtful to you, do not do unto others. Now go and study the rest.' Implicit in Islam is the concept that all prophets must agree with what has said before and by doing such they corroborate those that have come before.
It is the one truth from which all begins and to which all comes back to. It is the foundation for all, from the simplest interaction to the greatest civilizations. It is, the law of laws.
"Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself."
Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah, 71
"Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful."
- Udana-Varga, 5:18
"All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them."
"Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto you."
"This is the sum of duty: do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you."
"No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself."
"In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self."
- Lord Mahavira, 24th Tirthankara
"What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. That is the law: all the rest is commentary."
Talmud, Shabbat 31a
"Respect for all life is the foundation."
The Great Law of Peace
"Don't create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone."
- Guru Arjan Devji 259, Guru Granth Sahib
"That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self."
A NEW TRUTH HAS REPLACED THE ANCIENT TEACHINGS
"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard of their own interest."
Capitalistís Bible, The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (Random House, Modern Library Edition, 1937). (page 14 )